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PLEASE NOTE: During the completion of the Ridge Road Sanitary & Water Improvement Project – Phase 2, the speed limit on Ridge Road between West Pleasant Valley Road and Sprague Road will be lowered from 35 mph to 25 mph.

Additional construction zone signs, with a 25 mph mounted on the top of the sign, will be placed in the zone. Thank you for your cooperation.


The leaf collection program is a preventative maintenance measure to prevent the blockage of street catch basins, sewer backup into homes and standing water in the roadways, which can cause ice jams. The city leaf program is not intended to be a landscaping service for residents, and residents should limit leaf collection to their front yard leaves.

We ask that you follow these basic instructions:

1. Do not rake leaves into the street, and avoid blocking catch basins. Do not put sticks, rocks or other debris into the leaf piles that may cause damage to the leaf equipment or cause injury to city workers.

2. Do not park your vehicles on the street in front of the leaf piles during your scheduled week because this may hinder the collection process.

3. During scheduled times, have your leaves ready for pickup on the tree lawn. If that is not possible, it is your responsibility to bag your leaves, according to Republic Services guidelines, and place them out for scheduled trash pickup day.

4. The exact date or times your street will be serviced is difficult to predict but, weather permitting, the schedule below will indicate the dates we will be in your area.

For more information or questions about leave pickup, call the Service Department at 440-885-8184.

Section 1:
From: Brookpark/West 54th (east side of street) to West 10th From: West 10th /Brookpark (south side of street) to Ridgewood (north side of street) 


Section 2:
From: Ridge/Ridgewood (south side of street) to Sprague Road – Sprague Road to West 130th 


Section 3:
From: Ridge/Ridgewood (south side of street) to Broadview From: Broadview/Ridgewood (south side of street) to Sprague Road


Section 4:
From: Brookpark/West 130th (east side of street) to West 54th (west side of street)
From: West 54th/Brookpark (south side of street) to Ridgewood (west side of street) to Westminster


* City crews are off on Nov. 22 and Nov. 23

City Leaf Pickup Map

Cuyahoga County Department of Public Works

Parma Annual Report 2017
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To report a non-working street light, please go here to register the dysfunctional light with The Illuminating Company.

The Service Department does NOT handle anything on private property. The Service Department is only responsible for trees on tree lawns. Direct your calls to FirstEnergy’s call center at 888-544-4877

Cuyahoga Soil and Water Conservation District Articles:

Rake it...or Leave it?
Fall Leaf Clean-up Tips


Combine the following five core items in your curbside recycling container. Do not bag them. No other items should be placed in your recycling and, when in doubt, throw it out.

Core Items:

  • Cans: Empty and rinse.
  • Cartons: Empty and rinse. Replace the cap because it is too small to be recycled by itself.
  • Glass: Empty and rinse.
  • Paper & Boxes: Flatten cardboard items, like cereal boxes, to save space.
  • Plastic Bottles & Jugs: Empty and rinse. Replace the cap.

Republic Services provides weekly curbside recycling for city residents. Combine cans, cartons, glass, paper, boxes, and plastic bottles and jugs loose (not bagged) in the provided green-wheeled cart. 

For more details about recycling, visit Cuyahoga County Solid Waste District at or or 216-443-3749.

See Recycling FAQs for Cuyahoga County and information on how to recycle properly

The Cuyahoga Solid Waste District offers a recycling and disposal search engine for all residents of Cuyahoga County. Find answers to your recycling, disposal and reuse questions by using the “What Do I Do With?” search bar located at the top of every page of at  


Parma residents and businesses can drop off aluminum cans at the Parma Animal Shelter (6260 State Road) and the Ridgewood Golf Course Maintenance Building (West 54th Street).


Fluorescent Bulbs
Residents can recycle CFL bulbs (small, twisty bulbs) for free at any Home Depot or Lowe’s store. Other types of bulbs, including fluorescent tubes, can be recycled at any Batteries+Bulbs retail location. See

Recycle rechargeable batteries for free at retail locations throughout Cuyahoga County. See a list of locations at See also

Recycle old, unwanted household computer equipment year-round at 5680 Chevrolet Boulevard. CPUs, monitors, keyboards, mice, printers, terminals, modems, software and other peripheral devices and accessories can be recycled. Televisions are not accepted. Hours are Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.


Household Hazardous Waste
Household hazardous waste can be dropped off year-round (residents only) at 5680 Chevrolet Boulevard. Hours are Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. No latex paint. Learn more about proper disposal of household hazardous waste and see a list of acceptable materials at

Latex Paint
Latex and any other water-based paint are not hazardous materials and are not accepted in the city’s household hazardous waste collection. Latex paint should be dried and disposed in the regular rubbish. Step-by-step instructions on how to dry latex paint is available at

The Cuyahoga County Sheriff’s Office provides an ongoing disposal option for medication. The Sheriff’s RX Drug Drop Box program allows residents to deposit unused, unwanted or expired prescription drugs at drop boxes in participating law enforcement agencies across Cuyahoga County. Drop off medications at the Parma Police Department or find other locations at

Propane Tanks
Recycle propane tanks and other pressurized cylinders through propane dealers and retail stores that sell propane and other pressurized gas. See

When you buy new tires, dispose of your old tires through your tire retailer at the time of purchase. There is a small fee charged for tire disposal, which is a tax used for transporting and disposing of tires through state-licensed facilities. If you already have tires at home, contact one of the following store chains who provide tire disposal for non-customers. These include Conrad’s Tire Express, Firestone Auto Care and National Tire and Battery.


The City of Parma’s rubbish collection is provided by Republic Services. Call Republic Services at 800-433-1309. Customer service hours are Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Parma Ordinance No. 131-16 allows for the collection of a rubbish pickup fee of $12 a month ($11 for qualifying seniors) to be collected through the Cuyahoga County Fiscal Officer. If you have questions about this fee, please contact the Service Department at 440-885-8191. For background information on the garbage fee, click here.

All garbage and refuse shall be picked up once each week on a day specified on the map. Please place refuse within three feet off the curb by 7 a.m. Trash can be placed outside the day before pickup but not before noon.

Do NOT place the following items into the blue container: Hazardous waste, paint chemicals, motor oil, liquids, dead animals, hot ashes, large car parts, tires or car batteries. Small amounts of debris like plastic and drywall are acceptable. Do NOT place broken glass, syringes or sharp objects loose in the trash cart.

Collections are not made on the following holidays:
    New Year’s Day
    Memorial Day
    Independence Day
    Labor Day
    Thanksgiving Day
    Christmas Day

If any of the above holidays fall on a weekday, each collection after the holiday will be delayed one day.

2018 Bulk Pickup Dates

Bulk pickup occurs during the week of the fourth Monday of the month on your regular rubbish day.

Republic Services requires that mattresses be wrapped in plastic in order to be collected on bulk pickup days. This is to prevent the possible transfer of bedbugs onto employees’ clothing.

Bulk pickup weeks for 2018:
    January 22
    February 26
    March 26
    April 23
    May 28
    June 25
    July 23
    August 27
    September 24
    October 22
    November 26
    December 24


Christmas trees should be placed on the tree lawn on your regular trash day during the first two weeks of January. Trees can not be in a bag, and tinsel needs to be removed from the tree. If a tree is placed inside a bag, it will not be collected.

Separate yard waste collection will take place beginning the week of April 16 and will continue through the end of November on your regular pickup day. Grass clippings and other yard waste should be placed in brown paper yard waste bags not to exceed 40 pounds, or residents may also place yard waste loose in their old garbage cans marked Yard Waste. Small branches must be cut and bundled and not exceed three feet in length or 40 pounds and should be placed next to yard waste bags or cans. Do not place any yard waste in the green recycle cart.

Click here to view a map of the area for pickup days. 

Senior Lawn Mowing
Lawn mowing for income-eligible seniors begins when school dismisses for the summer in June and lasts for the following 10 weeks. This program is considered supplemental. Applications can be obtained by calling 216-661-7372.

Senior Snow Removal
Snow removal for income-eligible seniors will begin after the first four inches of snowfall. To help us maintain fast service, keep your driveway free of vehicles and open driveway fence gates. Please be patient for service because we plow more than 400 driveways. For applications for senior citizen or physically disabled snow removal, call 216-661-7372.

Street Snow Removal
Snow removal on our streets will be prompt and as efficient as possible. We plow the main streets first, hills and then the neighborhoods. Please keep your vehicles off the street during snowfall, especially when the snow exceeds two inches and the parking ban comes into effect.

Snowplow Damage
If your tree lawn has been damaged by city snowplows, please call the complaint department at 440-885-8083, and you will be placed on a repair list. Repairs will begin in early spring or when weather permits.

Water Breaks
Water breaks that occur on city streets or tree lawns are the responsibility of  the Cleveland Division of Water. If a water break is reported to our department or the complaint department, it is dispatched to the city of Cleveland for repair.

Sewer Service
The Cuyahoga County Sanitary Engineer handles house calls for service. If you need service, call 216-443-8201 during business hours, Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. The after-hours emergency number is 800-683-2689. Leave a message, and a supervisor will contact the homeowner.

If you are experiencing a problem with storm sewers, including catch basins, call the Parma Service Department at 440-885-8195. After 3 p.m. on weekdays and weekends, call the Service Garage at 440-885-8980.


Brian HigginsBrian Higgins

Contact Information
Office: 440-885-8191
Fax: 440-885-8192


Brian Higgins has overall responsibility for the city’s service department. He joined the DePiero Administration after having served for over a decade as the city of Brook Park’s service director.

A certified electrician by trade, Higgins has been a member of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers for nearly 30 years.